Nutrition and Nutrition
Nutrition and NutritionSEE LESS
India and India
India and IndiaSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
7.5% children under age 5 develop severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in urban India (1). SAM reduces chances of survival [mortality rate: 73-187 per 1000 (2)], hinders optimal physical growth and is associated with sub optimal brain development leading to long lasting negative impact on cognitive ability, school performance and future earnings. Lack of access to crucial lifesaving information for caregivers during acute inpatient treatment and later during rehabilitation at home leads to relapse.